Longnan Zijin
Longnan Zijin
Liba Gold Mine
Longnan Zijin

The project holds 2 mining licenses and 3 exploration licenses. Currently, it operates an open-pit mine known as the Liba Gold Mine. In 2021, the exploration project of the Zijin Liba Gold Mine managed under Longnan Zijin was recognized as an Outstanding Achievement of China’s Ten-Year Mineral Exploration Endeavors by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Longnan Zijin
  • Location
    Li County, Gansu Province
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In production + undergoing expansion
  • Deposit Type
    Similar to Carlin
  • Mineral Resources (Inclusive of Mineral Reserves)
    Contained gold: 137 tonnes, Grade:2.07 g/t
  • Mining & Processing methods
    Open-pit mining + flotation
  • 2022 Production
    Gold: 5.9 tonnes
  • Debottlenecking and Expansion

    The Liba Gold Mine has a mining and processing capacity of 10,000 t/d. The 2,000 t/d mining and processing project at the Jinshan Gold Mine is in trial production, after having been built and approved for safety facility design.

  • M&A

    In 2008, Zijin Mining acquired Gansu Yate Mining Co., Ltd. and subsequently restructured it to establish Longnan Zijin Mining Co., Ltd., in which Zijin holds an 84.22% interest.


Longnan Zijin prioritizes environmental protection, deploying electric mine trucks and solar power generation systems. It also conducts regular environmental quality monitoring, restores the environment, and has achieved zero discharge of production and domestic wastewater. In 2023, Longnan Zijin donated 10 million RMB to the Gansu Provincial Charity Federation to support earthquake relief and post-disaster reconstruction in Jishishan, Gansu.